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Woolly Snake

The Knits for Kitties book has so many great patterns I had to make Ursula another toy. The pattern was easy and I used stash yarn. Ursula totally knew I was making her a toy. My favorite part was putting on the facial features. Isn’t that tongue adorable? The pipe cleaner was a clever way to make the snake curve. […]

Ruffle Bowl

This post was previously published on Think Crafts! Invited to a party and need a gift? A crochet gift bowl is a quick project that leaves an impression. Make one in a pastel color and fill it with baby socks and pacifiers for a baby shower. Make one in a cotton yarn and fill with washcloths, fancy soap and hand […]

Changing the System

(Photo credit Xena Goldman) Whew, we are living in historic times eh? After the tear gas settles, what lasting changes will be made? This article by President Obama is a comfort to read and lists resources to help you learn and contribute in multiple ways. How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change The only thing I’d […]

Reusable Toilet Paper

As toilet paper became scarce, people started joking about making their own. I had thought about doing so back when I lived off grid in NM years ago but never did. When I saw other crafters posting their homemade TP, I couldn’t resist. I guestimated a good size for a square and made a simple template. I had a unused […]

Face Masks

Strange times indeed! On the upside, I finally have time to develop my long held dream of being a seamstress. Face masks are in demand now and I’ve been making plenty. My masks are based on the Olson Mask pattern. This design has a built in pocket to allow for an extra filter (like a N95 filter) to be slid […]

Kitty Cookie

Josh and I adopted a cat from the Humane’s Society just before quarantine kicked in. She’s 10 years old and is a sweetheart. We named her Ursula after one of our favorite sci fi authors. Today I knit up this cute little doughnut from the book Knits for Kitties. I mixed in some catnip in with the stuffing. Ursula prefers […]

Think Crafts!

I’m happy to announce I’ve starting blogging for Think Crafts again. Since so many of us are staying at home, Think Crafts is a great source for indoor craft projects. I’ve been blogging for them for a few years now and all my posts are archived here.

New Wristwarmers

My last pair of fingerless gloves are currently in Taiwan. They’ll get mailed back to me eventually but in the meantime I’ve started a new pattern with this lovely yarn. I have two skeins which are 25% alpaca. These wristwarmers will be extra toasty. The color blend is utterly delightful as is its name-“Wicked Witch.” The pattern is Spatterdash from […]

Castor Oil Pack

Josh and I are officially settling into our new place in Portland. It’s good to be back. My fiber studio is slowly taking shape. First up was a simple sewing project. Castor oil has a lot of uses. But I was tired of soaking an old washcloth in it to make an oil pack. So I made a cloth one […]